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Contact: Erin Dhand, Manager, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11/1/2004

LAWRENCE, SKIPPER JOIN STATE PORTS AUTHORITY

Charleston, SC Philip L. Lawrence and Allison Skipper have joined the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

Lawrence serves as legal counsel, bringing over 20 years of experience in admiralty and maritime law. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from The Citadel and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He previously served as special counsel with Young Clement Rivers LLP.

Skipper is public relations associate. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College in May with a bachelor's degree in public relations. She previously held internship positions at Colonial Supplemental Insurance, the South Carolina Bar and the South Carolina Senate.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority, established in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, Georgetown and Port Royal, handling international commerce valued at $39 billion annually.